For comparison's sake, all three games were relative blowouts, though the previous games featured teams that generally draw more interest - the Green Bay Packers last week and the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears a year ago.
After the comeback against Cincinnati, the Packers quarterback has now beaten all 31 opponents in the NFL. "That's what we did today", Green said. In reality, Rodgers has rarely been able to even touch the ball in numerous Packers overtime games. The Packers appeared on their way to 1-2 before Rodgers dusted off his crunch-time mastery to lead a game-tying 12-play, 75-yard drive, punctuated by a laser from Rodgers to Jordy Nelson for their second scoring connection, then a five-play, 70-yard overtime dagger on their first offensive series. I think that's so, but it doesn't mean they can't surprise a superior team on any given day - especially one with the Green Bay Packers' horrendous injury situation.
Showing an array of pass rush moves and burst around the edge, Lawson gave the Packers' offensive line fits as he continually pressured Aaron Rodgers. Remember, Dalton had a 47 rating in two home games. "It wasn't over until the clock hit 0:00".
More important, it proved what the Packers can overcome when things don't go smoothly. "But once we made the adjustments we needed to, I felt like we did a pretty good job", Clay Matthews said. "We want the fans to be happy to cheer for success". "We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country". "I saw the flag thrown so I was looking down the seams first".
The boos turned to cheers and the fans were sweating, and not because of the heat, with the Packers down 7 in the final minutes.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he read team president Mark Murphy's statement to the team during a meeting Saturday night. Perhaps the football realm is a little bit too confident in the Packers, and underestimates the Bears. They're not going to let divisive words divide them. GB, Montgomery 8-15, Allison 6-122, Jo.Nelson 6-52, D.Adams 3-60, Ma.Bennett 3-12, L.Kendricks 2-52. Rodgers made it known that he trusted Allison by targeting him late in the game in the clutch moments.
"You are disrespecting the team, your country and everything else on national tv", said Greg Murawski.
I haven't seen a middle linebacker as aggressive as Martinez since Desmond Bishop, it was terrific to watch. "He's a fantastic part of our offense, does a lot of things really, really well, he's a tough kid, a really tough competitor".